Forums Splitboards 171 Voile Mtn Gun mods (for Eric)
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  • #567047
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Voile Mods-

    First off I’d like to give a big thanks to DJ and the boys and girls at Voile for all the help with this. Second big thanks to Jeff at Catek for making an awesome product and helping grass roots riders

    Here is my brand new 171 Mtn. Gun. Super “floorâ€Â

    #583900
    Eric
    60 Posts

    Thanks bcrider!

    Oh, and I did have to put an aluminum shim under the Catek parts to that the tnuts would have room to poke above the slider plate. Make sure you have some tin snips if you order the parts from Jeff. 😛

    #583901
    Eric
    60 Posts

    Uggggg! Couldn’t post the report, but I post that twice 🙄

    #583902
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    No problem Eric, I love seeing grassroot and homebrewed mods. 8)

    Regarding the forum: Its senses your angst…try caressing it more and she will give you the love. 😉
    (no really, it should be fixed soon)

    #583903
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    Is this BCriders? or a post of ERIC’s board?

    Pretty nice work either way!

    #583904
    Eric
    60 Posts

    Thanks!

    bcrider was kind enough to post my very long post about my board. 😉

    #583905
    Eric
    60 Posts

    Thanks!

    bcrider was kind enough to post my very long post about my board. 😉

    #583906
    Jogi
    158 Posts

    Nice board! Nice mods! 😉

    Since Tuesday the same board is here in my room. 🙂 And I did some work on it too …

    I just have to separate the slider on the marking-line. Then I have two pucks that overlap to the other board-half. This makes the board stiffer (ok, the Mtn Gun is stiff… so we will see) and it avoids the “up and down” of the two board-halves in riding mode.

    #583907
    Jogi
    158 Posts

    double-post! sorry!

    #583908
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    Sheesh, Eric, and I thought that my front at 45 degrees looked radical! Good looking work.

    #583909
    hardbooter
    25 Posts

    Hey Eric:

    A couple questions if you don’t mind…

    1. Looks like you drilled out the front slider for a 2nd pin to allow for higher angles without interfering with the touring bracket. Did you just saw off the heel “lip”, drill a couple holes, and buy an extra pin?

    2. Looks like you have three “parallel” center disks and one “inline” center disk. Did that help get to higher angles?

    3. Do the Catek toe/heel block have a 4cm hole spacing to match the sliders without drilling? I know the F2 toe/heel blocks fit without mods, but Bomber toe/heel blocks are 5cm and need an “adapter” plate between the blocks and the slider.

    By the way, a small counter-sink on the bottom of the toe/heel blocks allow the tnuts to clear without the shim. Not sure you want to start drilling out your Cateks though… 😀

    I asked Fin about the ATV inserts and he said that on his custom split 174 4wd, Chris moved the inserts closer to the center edges to allow for higher angles…

    How soon can you take her out?

    #583910
    hardbooter
    25 Posts

    oops, mental note. read post carefully before asking stupid questions…

    Excellent Job Eric.

    #583911
    BBowman
    8 Posts

    bcrider, I’ve been trying to submit a new topic or reply to a post to no avail. Not sure what’s wrong. I’m hoping you can help me out BC Rider. Here’s the post I was going to send:

    Dear Fellow Snowhounds,

    Thanks for all the excellent information throughout the forums. I’m getting ready to make the big purchase and I’m not sure I know anymore today than after reading everything here. I know it’s really hard to say here’s the setup you should buy, but I’m going to give you all my specs. and see what you’d recommend.

    Height 5’10”
    Shoe 10
    Weight 165

    I like freeride boards and I wear Northwave boots. From what I can gather, it seems like maybe I’d want to purchase the Burton 161 (I’ve been riding a 158), and the Voile split kit. What’s your opinion. Should I go with Burton, Voile, or Prior, or mix and match? I’ve been doing backcountry with my old Liquid board and snowshoes. I’m ready to start driving a Cadillac.

    By the way, I’m in Ft. Collins and plan on doing several trips on Cameron and Berthoud if anyone wants to join. Later!!

    #583912
    BBowman
    8 Posts

    Dear Fellow Snowhounds,

    Thanks for all the excellent information throughout the forums. I’m getting ready to make the big purchase and I’m not sure I know anymore today than after reading everything here. I know it’s really hard to say here’s the setup you should buy, but I’m going to give you all my specs. and see what you’d recommend.

    Height 5’10”
    Shoe 10
    Weight 165

    I like freeride boards and I wear Northwave boots. From what I can gather, it seems like maybe I’d want to purchase the Burton 161 (I’ve been riding a 158), and the Voile split kit. What’s your opinion. Should I go with Burton, Voile, or Prior, or mix and match? I’ve been doing backcountry with my old Liquid board and snowshoes. I’m ready to start driving a Cadillac.

    By the way, I’m in Ft. Collins and plan on doing several trips on Cameron and Berthoud if anyone wants to join. Later!!

    #583913
    Eric
    60 Posts

    Jorgi- looks like you have better tools then I do 😉 I thought the board would be stiff enough, but leave it open as an idea.

    Hardbooter- lots to read, eh? 😛

    @hardbooter wrote:

    Hey Eric:

    A couple questions if you don’t mind…

    1. Did you just saw off the heel “lip”, drill a couple holes, and buy an extra pin?- Basically, though i had some help (again, better tools).

    2. Looks like you have three “parallel” center disks and one “inline” center disk. Did that help get to higher angles?- Yes, with stock discs I was limited to about 50*, but did not have to deal with the slider mods.

    3. Do the Catek toe/heel block have a 4cm hole spacing to match the sliders without drilling? -Nope, I had to drill out the sliders. I used a cutting bit in a drill, took about an hr for the first one and 1o minutes for the second 🙄

    By the way, a small counter-sink on the bottom of the toe/heel blocks allow the tnuts to clear without the shim. Not sure you want to start drilling out your Cateks though… 😀 – Exactly, I didn’t want to trim the t-nut to loose engagment, drill the blocks or tim my bolts. I had a few 16mm bolts, and the hardwear store didn’t stock 14’s. SHims were the easiest part.

    I asked Fin about the ATV inserts and he said that on his custom split 174 4wd, Chris moved the inserts closer to the center edges to allow for higher angles…- I thought about that. It would probably solve having to remove as much material off the pucks.

    How soon can you take her out?

    – Ugggg….only rain today ❗

    #583914
    BBowman
    8 Posts

    By the way, I only posted this question here because I wasn’t able to create a new post. I know this question sort of came from nowhere. But any advice you all have would be greatly appreciated!

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